NHL Game Summary - San Jose at Phoenix|
(Saturday, January 13th)
Final Score: San Jose 4, Phoenix 1
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Ryane Clowe's two goals and Vesa Toskala's 29
saves paced the San Jose Sharks, as they posted a 4-1 win over the Phoenix
Matt Carle and Jonathan Cheechoo scored for San Jose, which has won five of
its last six games. Joe Thornton registered three assists, and both Clowe and
Cheechoo were credited with helpers as well.
Shane Doan scored the only goal of the night for Phoenix, which is 8-2-1 in
its last 11 contests. Curtis Joseph gave up four goals on 20 shots, and was
denied a move one victory closer to Terry Sawchuk on the all-time goaltender
Clowe scored the lone goal of the first period, at the 8:07 mark off a dish
from Thornton. Both teams combined for only four total shots in the first 20
minutes of play.
Doan answered for the Coyotes on the power play midway through the second,
slamming home Steve Reinprecht's behind-the-net pass from inside the crease,
but Clowe scored his second of the night at 14:28 when his chip shot over
Phoenix defenseman Keith Ballard found its way to the top left corner of the
Carle tallied 51 seconds into the third, slipping the disc low along the ice
at a sharp angle between the top of the left circle and the goal line for a
3-1 Sharks advantage, and Cheechoo tipped San Jose's fourth goal of the night
past Joseph from Christian Ehrhoff's point shot at 11:29 while Doan was in the
box for roughing.
San Jose killed off a double minor to Milan Michalek shortly after scoring its
fourth goal, and the Coyotes did not mount much of a threat to score for the
remainder of the night.
San Jose takes a 3-2 season series lead, and avenges an 8-0 whipping at the
Coyotes' hands in Glendale back on December 30th...After winning five straight
games on the road, the Coyotes have been outscored 9-2 in their last two home
games...The Sharks' power-play is operating at a sizzling 50 percent (16-
of-32) in their last six games, including a 1-of-5 performance
Saturday...Coyotes forward Jeremy Roenick, who notched a hat-trick in that 8-0
rout, was a healthy scratch.
01/14 00:04:18 ET